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Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse Dunkel - Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu

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1,445 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,445
Reviews: 781
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 12.3%
Wants: 44
Gots: 85 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu visit their website

Style | ABV
Dunkelweizen |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 07-13-2001)
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3.61/5  rDev -5.5%

Poured from bottle into my tulip glass... mahogany tones with a full finger of white head. Didn't last long. The aroma had some banana, spice (nutmeg?), and a bit if a bready/yeasty note. The tastes were in line with the aroma, and I mentioned at least once or twice that it had some of the same taste profiles as a banana-nut bread... and again, a hint of spice. Good carbonation and a smooth overall mouthfeel to this brew. Overall, I thought that this was a nice beer, nice change of pace from my go-to IPAs and stouts, and well-crafted. Quite a good deal for the big bottle at around 3 bucks. Glad to be expanding my beer horizons a bit, and this was a nice stop along the road. Try it!

Mikus, Jul 25, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

forurlak, Jul 25, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -41.1%

Joe_Ser, Jul 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

slym, Jul 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Beer_4_brains, Jul 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

edmiglia, Jul 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

John_Beeryman, Jul 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

Eric_Standard, Jul 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

Baustin_beer, Jul 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

okeemahn, Jul 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

Slipperyphoton, Jul 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

Skud, Jul 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

BeeSquared, Jul 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Wessel, Jul 09, 2014
Photo of TheVenerableMead
3.85/5  rDev +0.8%

A - Cloudy dark, dark brown with a slightly off-white head that disippates quickly and leaves a very short lace.

S - Much like their Hefe but more subdued and with some malty notes.

T - More subdued banana and clove that is very adeptly balanced by malted grain. Hops are just there.

M - Full yet a little crisp somehow.

O - A really well balanced weissebier. I prefer my dunkels to be a bit lighter brown. All in all, this was just a good, well-rounded beer.. I was hoping it would be a great hot summer lawn mowing beer. I'll probably drink it as an early autumn refresher, though.

TheVenerableMead, Jul 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

DutchcdnTEXAN, Jul 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

KAF, Jul 06, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

DamnYankeeHeadHunter, Jul 05, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

lesminer, Jul 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Sad_Spirit, Jul 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

Mpenders, Jun 30, 2014
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3.86/5  rDev +1%

Picked this up at a great beer shop in Darmstadt, Germany, Maruhn Welt der Getränke. Murky mahogany-brown pour with a quickly fading one finger off-white head with decent lacing. Nutty, earthy nose with hints of banana, brown bread, clove, and a subtle vinous character. The taste follows suit with lots of malty brown bread up front along with hints of banana, clove, toffee, apple, tobacco, molasses, and a subtle vinous finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and slightly chewy with medium carbonation and good balance. Overall, a solid interpretation with good drinkability.

beerdrifter, Jun 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

Nyczj, Jun 30, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

gfg0020, Jun 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

fastestmanalive, Jun 28, 2014
Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse Dunkel from Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
86 out of 100 based on 1,445 ratings.